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Private scvhool fees face big rise due to pension increase.

Private scvhool fees face big rise due to pension increase.

Private school fees are to see the biggest price hike in five years after the Treasury’s ruling on teacher pensions, the Independent School Council has said.  

Last year fees were raised by an average of 3.7 per cent, making it the highest year-on-year rise since 2014.

Barnaby Lenon, chair of the ISC and a former headmaster of Harrow School, said that schools are “battling” to hold their costs down but the changes to the pension scheme are “out of our control”.

“This year the biggest problem is the very significant increase in the employer’s contribution to the pension scheme,” he said, as he warned that parents should be braced for further fee increases next year as well.

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